§ Mr. SIMON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the delay in publishing the scheme of examination and in notifying the limits of age for future competitions for appointments as assistants in the Customs and Inland Revenue Departments is causing inconvenience and hardship to those who wish to become candidates for such appointments; whether the new scheme and the limits of age have now been settled, and can be made public; and whether he can announce when the next examination for these posts may be expected to take place?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The subject referred to by my hon. and learned Friend has been engaging my attention for some time, but I regret that I am not at present in a position to make any announcements relative to it. My hon. and learned Friend will find further information on this subject in an answer which I gave to a question put by my hon. Friend the Member for the Thornbury Division of Gloucestershire, on 16th June last, of which I am sending him a copy.